There are several reasons why this could occur. First, ensure your username and password are correct. If they are, contact the site admin to make sure you have not been banned for some reason, or by error.
Why do I need to register at all?
You may not have to, it is up to the administrator as to whether you need to register. However; registration will give you access to additional features not available to guest users such as definable avatar images, private messaging, chat, emailing of following members, etc. It only takes a few moments to register.
How do I prevent my username appearing in the online user listings?
Within your settings, under privacy, you will find the option Hide your online status. Enable this option and you will only appear to the administrators, moderators and yourself. You will be counted as a hidden user.
I forgot my password!
Dont panic! While your password cannot be retrieved, it can easily be reset. Visit the login page and click I forgotten my password. Follow the instructions and you should be able to log in again shortly.
I registered but cannot login!
First, check your username and password. If you did not receive an e-mail, you may have provided an incorrect e-mail address or the e-mail may have been picked up by a spam filter. If you are sure the e-mail address you provided is correct, try contacting an administrator.
Why cant I register?
It is possible the administrator has banned your IP address or disallowed the username you are attempting to register. The website administrator could have also disabled registration to prevent new visitors from signing up. Contact an administrator for assistance.
How do I change my settings?
A link can usually be found at the top of pages. This system will allow you to change all your settings and preferences.
The times are not correct!
It is possible the time displayed is from a timezone different from the one you are in. If this is the case, visit settings and change your timezone to match your particular area, e.g. London, Paris, New York, Sydney, etc. Please note that changing the timezone, like most settings, can only be done by registered users. If you are not registered, this is a good time to do so.
I changed the timezone and the time is still wrong!
If you are sure you have set the timezone and Summer Time/DST correctly and the time is still incorrect, then the time stored on the server clock is incorrect. Please notify an administrator to correct the problem.
My language is not in the list!
Either the administrator has not installed your language or nobody has translated this site into your language. Try asking the site administrator.
When I click the e-mail link for a user it asks me to login?
Only registered users can send e-mail to other users via the built-in e-mail form, and only if the administrator has enabled this feature. This is to prevent malicious use of the e-mail system by anonymous users.
Why did I receive a warning?
Each site administrator has their own set of rules for their site. If you have broken a rule, you may be issued a warning. Contact the site administrator if you are unsure about why you were issued a warning.
How can I report posts to a administrator?
If the administrator has allowed it, you should see a button for reporting posts next to the post you wish to report. Clicking this will walk you through the steps necessary to report the post.
Can I use HTML?
No. It is not possible to post HTML on this site and have it rendered as HTML.
What are global announcements?
Global announcements contain important information and you should read them whenever possible. They will appear at the top of most pages.
What are Administrators?
Administrators are members assigned with the highest level of control over the entire site. These members can control all facets of site operation, including setting permissions, banning users, creating usergroups or moderators, etc.
What are Moderators?
Moderators are individuals who look after the site from day to day. They have the authority to edit or delete posts.
I cannot send private messages!
There are three reasons for this; you are not registered and/or not logged on, you are not friends with the user whom you are trying to message, the site administrator has disabled private messaging for the entire site, or the site administrator has prevented you from sending messages. Contact a site administrator for more information.
I keep getting unwanted private messages!
You can block a user from sending you private messages. If you are receiving abusive private messages from a particular user, inform a site administrator; they have the power to prevent a user from sending private messages.
I have received a spamming or abusive e-mail from someone on this site!
We are sorry to hear that. The e-mail form feature of this site includes safeguards to try and track users who send such posts, so e-mail the site administrator with a full copy of the e-mail you received. It is very important that this includes the headers that contain the details of the user that sent the e-mail. The site administrator can then take action.
What is my Friends lists?
Members added to your friends list will be listed on your profile page, member home page, or both for quick access to see their online status and to send them private messages.
How can I add or remove users to my Friends list?
Visit the users profile page, there is a link to add them to your Friend list. You may also remove users from your list using the same page.
Why does my search return no results?
Your search was probably too vague. Try being more specific and use the options available within Advanced search.
Who do I contact about abusive or legal matters related to this site?
Please use our contact page to get in touch with an administrator. You should get a reply within 24 hours.